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A surgeon in blue scrubs with blue gloves, who is masked and prepared for surgery, is handling a Veteran's foot in an operating room.

High-risk Eye and Limb Preservation Program (HELPP)

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HELPP increases access to podiatry basic foot care services for patients who are at increased risk for amputation by embedding intermediate care technicians (ICTs) into rural VA clinics. This reduces the travel burden for patients who are rurally located and ensures consistent, routine podiatry care. Because ICTs are versatile, other health care components are built into these patient visits, including assessment for diabetic footwear and eye screening, making this a convenient, one-stop shop for Veterans.

This innovation is replicating across multiple facilities as its impact continues to be validated. See more replicating innovations.


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Awards and Recognition:

2024 VHA Innovation Ecosystem Entrepreneur in Residence Fellowship


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